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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Barley Genome
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:30:47 AM »
Who is this Barley Gnome? Is it friendly, or will it steal my barley in the night?  :o

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belgian Golden Strong
« on: October 17, 2012, 08:26:06 AM »
Cold conditioning can be beneficial for all beer once fermentation is done, not just lagers.  Be careful, though, about the aggressive schedules you read about from commercial breweries.  You want the beer to be done fermenting, and I've found that you're unlikely to get that to happen as fast as they can on the commercial scale.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belgian Golden Strong
« on: October 16, 2012, 06:57:57 PM »
I haven't used WLP545, but White Labs claims it's from the the Ardennes region, which is not where Huyghe is.

I did culture from a bottle of DT once and the result was great.  Of course, when you step up from bottle dregs, YMMV.

I was looking at the yeast strain guide on Mr Malty ( http://www.mrmalty.com/white-labs.php ) and didn't see WLP545 so I sent an email to Kristen England asking, and the reponse I got was Huyghe. I checked the map and I see what you mean, I'm not sure what to think now.

Yeah, I don't know... White Labs already has strains sourced from most of the breweries in that region. Could be Caracole... BLAM says they have two different house strains, and given the White Labs description, the stronger one used for Nostradamus is a possibility.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belgian Golden Strong
« on: October 16, 2012, 04:35:04 PM »
I haven't used WLP545, but White Labs claims it's from the the Ardennes region, which is not where Huyghe is.

I did culture from a bottle of DT once and the result was great.  Of course, when you step up from bottle dregs, YMMV.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Avery IPA recipe
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:20:22 AM »
In fact, for a beer that's mostly flameout hops, you may want to do an even longer hop stand.  Most commercial breweries will take a lot longer than 30 minutes to whirlpool and completely drain the kettle.

Ray Daniels tested out 50 and 80 minutes and found that longer gave more flavor and aroma.

http://www.ahaconference.org/wp-content/uploads/presentations/2009/RDRM-BBB-ATRM1-Advanced%20Topics.pdf

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Ingredients / Re: Where to get cherries?
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:30:16 PM »
I actually got the quick frozen whole pitted cherries for my kriek, but they don't seem to be available right now.  I think the canned cherries would be good, though.

http://kingorchards.com/store.htm?category=Frozen%20Tart%20Cherries-%20IQF%20Montmorency%20and%20Balaton%20Cherries

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Ingredients / Re: Where to get cherries?
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:57:30 AM »
I've ordered from these guys before and was very pleased:

http://kingorchards.com/

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The Pub / Re: Credit cards
« on: October 01, 2012, 05:46:31 AM »
For better or worse, credit, debt, and spending drives our economy.  If all the people complaining about thrift and personal responsibility got their wish, their favorite corporations would suddenly become a lot less profitable.

I'm taking an MBA program right now. There's a huge emphasis on "corporate responsibility" and generating "value" for all parties involved, including stockholders, employees, neighbors, etc. rather than generating maximum short-term profits. This is all at a university in Missouri, which isn't exactly known for being "progressive." So, the times are a'changing, but maybe not very quickly.

Well, that's good to know.  But I wasn't even necessarily talking about unethical profits.  Our economic growth has in general been based on credit and spending over saving.

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The Pub / Re: Credit cards
« on: September 30, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
For better or worse, credit, debt, and spending drives our economy.  If all the people complaining about thrift and personal responsibility got their wish, their favorite corporations would suddenly become a lot less profitable.

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Going Pro / Re: How I Raised $1.25 Million To Start My Brewery
« on: September 26, 2012, 02:02:42 PM »
Summary: Know lots of rich people who will lend you money.  Thanks for the tip, Einstein.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Lightening extract?
« on: September 14, 2012, 04:13:00 PM »
Perhaps some bleach would do the trick.

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I don't think Blu-Ray players have built-in HDTV tuners.  At least none do that I've seen.  It's probably because every TV comes with one these days.  Get a new tv?

Right before the switch to digital-only OTA broadcasts they had an 800 number that old people could call to get a hdtv receiver so they wouldn't be cut off from the world.  Maybe you can find that number and call them... tell them the major fell and can't get up but still wants to watch the Titans lost this Sunday!   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What do you think of this commercial
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:14:51 PM »
It actually could be a pretty funny commercial -- if it were done by the AHA ;-)  A lot of humor is context, and I think something is lost when it's in the context of some mediocre chain making DIY seem stupid.  Whoever actually made the commercial did a good job, though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I once had too Many Beers.
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:27:17 AM »
wow, narvin and i are on the same wavelength. not good for society

 :D  Not as if we're speaking from experience or anything!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I once had too Many Beers.
« on: August 29, 2012, 06:57:02 AM »
... and couldn't hold back my leers
the gals at the pub
gave me such a chub
but I failed to get any rears.

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